Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
S.C. Confederate Soldiers’ Home
The Confederate Infirmary opened here in 1909. S.C. was the last southern state to create a residence for indigent Civil War veterans. Legislation authorized space for two veterans from each county. The United Daughters of the Confederacy played a key role at the facility, which was renamed the Soldiers’ Home in 1915. The UDC prompted investigations that led to renovation of the Greek Revival building and nearby hospital in 1921.
Erected 2015 by Richland County Conservation Commission and SC Civil War Sesquicentennial Advisory Board. (Marker Number 40-187.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • War, US Civil • Women.
Location. 34° 1.24′ N, 81° 2.241′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is at the intersection of Confederate Avenue and Bull Street on Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1417 Confederate Avenue, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Soldiers Home (a few steps from this marker); Geiger Ave. Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); I. DeQuincey Newman Freeway (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina State Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Modjeska Simkins House (approx. half a mile away); South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Surrender of Columbia, SC (approx. half a mile away); Elmwood Avenue (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 5, 2018. 2. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Nancy Stone-Collum of Columbia, South Carolina. 3. submitted on October 11, 2018. 4. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Nancy Stone-Collum of Columbia, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.